Captain Alexandra M. Borza currently serves as Deputy Commander of the West Point Band at the United States Military Academy. She is also the officer in charge of the Hellcats, an ensemble comprised of bugles, piccolos, and drums that traces its heritage back to the American Revolution. She is also the officer in charge of the Benny Havens Band, the leading popular music ensemble in the Armed Forces, primarily serving the United States Corps of Cadets at West Point.
Prior to her arrival at West Point, she served as Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General (CG), U.S. Center for Initial Military Training, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, an organization responsible for annually transforming 130,000 civilian volunteers into Soldiers who are disciplined, fit, grounded in Army Values, and combat ready. Her responsibilities included managing the administrative and travel support for the CG and Senior Mission Commander, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, spanning 18 Brigades, four Centers of Excellence, and Fort Eustis, Virginia.
Capt. Borza’s previous assignments include being sworn in as Commander, U.S. Army School of Music, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia, in spring of 2018. While serving as Associate Bandmaster of the U.S. Army Field Band, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, from 2016 to 2018, she led over 170 performances in 30 states with the concert band and chorus. As officer in charge and conductor of the Soldiers' Chorus, she led the ensemble in over 60 school and university performances and clinics, as well as marched in the 58th Presidential Inaugural Parade. Capt. Borza also conducted the chorus in several distinguished collaborations with four major orchestras at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, in Boston, Cleveland, and Detroit. From 2014 to 2016, she proudly served as Executive Officer and Associate Conductor of the U.S. Army Ground Forces Band in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree from Old Dominion University in 2011, she earned a Master of Music Education degree with an Emphasis in Conducting under the direction of the late American Bandmasters Association President, Dennis Zeisler. Additional accomplishments include Old Dominion University's first marching band Drum Major in 2008, in addition to her induction into the prestigious music fraternity Phi Kappa Lambda in 2010.
Capt. Borza attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and the Basic Officer Leadership Course and Capt. Career Course at the U.S. Army School of Music.